Cookie Dough Bites

As demonstrated in the “Bite Sized” episode of Live It – December 2016
Adapted from foodnetwork.com

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Ingredients

  • 6 dates, pitted
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ½ cup unsalted raw almonds
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Soak the dates in hot water for 5 minutes; reserve the water.
  2. In a food processor, combine the almonds, coconut flakes, oats and salt. Pulse until a fine meal forms, then add the peanut butter, soaked dates, soaking water and vanilla. Process until the mixture forms a cookie dough consistency. Transfer to a bowl and fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Form into 25 small balls. Refrigerate until dough is chilled and set, about 20 minutes. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container or freeze. 

Nutrition Facts

Amount per serving
Yield: 25 servings

Calories  64.1

Total Fat  4.1 g

Cholesterol  0.0 mg

Sodium  30.3 mg

Potassium  33.2 mg

Total Carbohydrate  6.3 g

Dietary Fiber  1.2 g

Sugars  3.2 g

Protein  1.3 g

Live It is a cooking demonstration presented by the Nutrition Food Services and Wellness Departments at Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers (CHWC). Episodes are hosted by registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator Andrea Miller, and each features a different special guest sous chef. The goal of Live It is to showcase nutrient-dense foods and teach viewers doable ways to use them in order to promote wellness in our community. Held once a month at Bryan Hospital, the show is recorded by Bryan Municipal Utilities in front of a live all-staff audience. For more recipes and to watch past episodes of Live It, visit www.chwchospital.org/live-it.